I saw the replies to “process of sending/replying to a Parish” and they were all very helpful. However, maybe some of you will be able to help me with this problem. My parents are going to Messina on May 5. They will only be there for the afternoon, but will have a person who speaks Italian with them. I have been able to trace my mother’s family back to about 1765. She was hoping to go over to Santa Maria Dell’ Arco (the family church) and ask about baptism records for her g/g/g/g/grandfather. I thought we should write a letter explaining this to them and asking if the records are still stored there and if it would be alright to visit on that day and see the records. Any suggestions?